OMSI After Dark: Poisonous World

APR 24, 2019 | 6-10 PM

Poison or antidote? Find out which plants and animals can help you in a pinch, or kill you within seconds.


Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or sample products from local artisans.


All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!


Visit our new exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar (upcharge applies).


21+ Only | ID's Required

Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.



OMSI After Dark admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders


OMSI After Dark admission, plus entry to The Science Behind Pixar: $21/non-members, $12.50/OMSI Members and $5 for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders


Dangerous Dosage | How much is too much? Find out what makes a dosage dangerous and how everyday items can be poisonous!


Foraging Friendly Flora | Can you tell which plants are toxic? Explore the wide variety of useful (and dangerous) plants found in the Pacific Northwest!


Pick Your Poison (or is it Venom?) | Was that snake poisonous or venomous? Come learn the difference and explore the many types of toxins you may encounter.


It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Air Pollution! | The air you are breathing right now is poisoning the planet. Come find out what environmental scientists are doing (and what you can do) to help.


The Bacteria You Want | Chemical pollutants travel through groundwater, but the smallest little creatures are working to clean that up.


Radical Radiation | There’s radiation all around you! Witness the particles that pass through you every day and discover if they can cause you serious harm.



The Eggs! A 1942 Dinner At The Oregon State Hospital & A Powdered Milk Mix-Up
with Doug Kenck-Crispin | Resident Historian of Kick Ass Oregon History 
6:45 PM, Planetarium


The World of Reptiles
with Mr. Lizard
7:30 PM, Planetarium
8:30 PM, Empirical Theater


Science of Vaccination: What Vaccines Are, What's In Them, and How They Work
with Andrew Sylwester, PhD, Immunologist in the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute at OHSU
8:15 PM, Planetarium


Hanford Hazards: Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste
with Jeff Burright, Assistant Director for Nuclear Safety at the Oregon Department of Energy
9 PM, Planetarium



Banfield Pet Hospital
Franz Bakery
Fumerie Parfumerie
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
Outdoor Project
Pacific Crest Trail, Oregon
The Peculiarium
Portland Insectarium
Portland Urban Beekepers



Crater Lake Spirits
Donna's Macarons
Elysian Brewing
Imperfect Produce
Pinolo Gelato
Power Crunch
Second Profession Brewing
Stickmen Brewing


Questions? Call 503.797.4642 or email

Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634

For more information about purchasing an OMSI After Dark Access Pass, please email or give us a call at 503.797.4000 x0